Brooklyn rapper Fabolous is putting on for his city with a new banger titled “So NY” which places emphasis on the departure of hometown heroes like Diddy and 50 Cent while also referencing Lil Wayne‘s recent slight to the Big Apple.
In the opening verse, Fab acknowledges how former local stars have moved on from the Empire State while taking aim at Weezy F. Baby throughout the chorus.
“I’m so New York, Weezy probably don’t like me, I’m so New York, Weezy probably don’t like me,” Fab raps. “For my city, emphasis on my city/You gotta go to LA if you looking for Diddy/You gotta check CT if you looking for Fiddy/N*ggas in Paris, but what about the city/I’m so NY like the folks who make Playstation/Hope y’all enjoyed your summer vacation…” (“So NY”)
Fab officially premiered the record late Thursday (September 13) night.
“Think it’s about that time… New music coming tonight… NYC Tune in to @funkmasterflex on Hot97 around 9:15-9:30ish…,” he tweeted. (Fabolous’ Twitter)
The track caught the attention of fellow New Yorker N.O.R.E. who applauded Fab’s effort.
“@myfabolouslife dope record homey!!!,” N.O. tweeted. (N.O.R.E.’s Twitter)
Last month, Lil Wayne ruffled some feathers when he revealed his dislike of New York City.
Lil Wayne has never been shy about expressing his disdain for New York, but that didn’t stop Tunechi from rolling through the Roseland Ballroom to rock the stage with Nicki Minaj. “Flat out: I don’t like New York,” Weezy told MTV News on Monday night while in Las Vegas to introduce his new line of sneakers with Supra. Wayne’s distaste for the Big Apple performances is understandable, considering it was his 2007 gun arrest after a NYC show that led to his 2010 incarceration. “You’re not supposed to leave it at, ‘Everything happens for a reason,’ ” Wayne said of how the failed Summer Jam set turned into a blessing in disguise. “I believe everything happens for a reason and then you make the most of that reason. I think we made the most of it last week.” (MTV)
Check out “So NY” below: